42story on Overcoming Adversity

Discussion created by thriftyspender on Apr 10, 2013

My 42story begins just like any other little league baseball game when I was 10 years old.  Everything was fairly routine till the third inning.  I was playing second base and fielding a routine grounder when the ball took a bad hop and hit me right in the middle of the face.  It hurt like heck and I was embarrassed.  I sat out part of the game for a bit to recover.  But I was now thinking to myself, "what if this happens again?"  I was hesitant to play second base and was afraid of the ball.  I came back into the game and was a bit hesitant at first, but when the next play came to me, I field it just as I always had.  I didn't let the fear get the best of me.